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        Flora Ægyptiaco-Arabica. Sive descriptiones plantarum, quas Ægyptum inferiorum et Arabiam felicem.Copenhagen, Möller for Heineck and Faber, 1775. 4to. With full-page engraved frontispiece map of part of Yemen, drawn by Niebuhr and engraved by Peter Haas. Set in roman types with incidental italic, words in Greek and Arabic. Near contemporary sprinkled half sheepskin.

      Hünersdorf, Coffee, pp. 517-518; Pritzel 2969; Stafleu & Cowan 1819. First edition of a "pioneer work by the great botanist Froskål which substantially increased knowledge about the vegetation in the areas he visited. The author proposed 50 new genera, half of which are still valid" (Hünersdorf). Pehr Fors(s)kål, a brilliant pupil of Linnaeus, was part of the famous Royal Danish expedition to Arabia 1761-1767. Unfortunately, like most members of the expedition, he didn't survive the journey, dying in Yemen when only 31 years old. There he had zealously collected botanical specimens, resulting in the present publication, edited after his death by Carsten Niebuhr. It describes and classifies a staggering number of species found in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula (and some in Europe), often with the Arabic names and including coffee and the drug plant qat (Catha edulis). Forsskål and Niebuhr were the first Europeans to taste qat. In a note added to his description, Forsskål describes the cultivation and uses of the drug, observing how the Arabs chewed the green leaves to stay awake all night (p. 64).In very good condition, with only some light spotting. The binding slightly worn. An excellent account of Arabian and Egyptian flora.

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        Briefe des jüngsten Eipeldauers. Erstes (-sechstes) Heft. Und der Eipeldauer-Briefe an seinen Herrn Vettern in Kakran. Siebentes (-zwölftes) Heft. Mit Anmerkungen von einem Wiener.

      Wien, Rehm'sche Buchhandlung, 1819. - 6 Hefte in 1 Bd. Halblederband der Zeit mit gedr. Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Die häufig fehlenden ersten sechs der nur 21 Hefte umfassenden letzten Folge der erfolgreichen "Eipeldauer-Briefe", die - mit Unterbrechungen, von drei verschiedenen Autoren, unter leicht abweichenden Titeln und nicht ganz regelmäßig - von 1785 bis 1821 erschienen. "Begründung der periodischen Wiener Dialekt-Literatur" (Gilhofer, Lit. in Ö. 3389). Der bisherige Verfasser F. K. Gewey war im Herbst 1819 verstorben; die unter neuem Titel ("Briefe des jüngsten Eipeldauers") erscheinende Reihe stammt aus der Feder von Adolf Bäuerle und führt hier noch zusätzlich die Zählung der so fortgesetzten Vorgängerreihe im Untertitel mit. Die von Bäuerle verfaßten Hefte kommen meist erst ab dem Jahrgang 1820 vor; nach dem Heft 3 (1821) sollte er die Reihe endgültig einstellen. - Papierbedingt teils leicht gebräunt. Zeitgenöss. Besitzerstempel "F. X. Wildmoser" am Titel. Einband an den Ecken leicht bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. Aus der Sammlung des Wiener Brauindustriellen Josef Wünsch (1843-1916). Hayn/Gotendorf VIII, 426. Holzmann/Bohatta I, 7597 ("1820-21"). Diesch 1105. Vgl. Mayer 2249 (ohne diesen Band). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Büste nach links, den Beschauer anblickend.

      1819. Radierung, 1819, von Marie Ellenrieder (1791 - Konstanz - 1863), auf Velin. 23,5:18,2 cm. - Kleine Schäden in den Rändern. Provenienz: Sammlung Pachen, nicht bei Lugt. Andresen 20; Fecker 20, II (von II). Der Dargestellte war Bistumsverweser des Bistums Konstanz. Die Radierung ist nach einem Gemälde der M. Ellenrieder entstanden, das sich heute in der Wessenberg-Galerie in Konstanz befindet..

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        The History of the Royal Residences of Windsor Castle, St. James's Palace, Carlton House, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Buckingham House and Frogmore

      London: A. Dry, 36, Upper Charlotte-Street, Fitzroy-Square. L. Harrison, Printer 373, Strand, 1819 - First edition. Volume ONE ONLY vols., Large 4to (12.75 x 10.75 inches: 320 x 278 mm). 33 colored aquatint plates by by T. Sutherland, W.J. Bennett, R. Reeve, and D. Havell after J. Stephanoff, C. Wild, R. Cattermole, W. Westall and G. Samuel. [6], [ii], 188, 21, [1, blank]pp. Bound in full straight grained contemporary crimson morocco, a.e.g. Ex-library with 19th- century label to front paste-down and stamps to title page (the plates are not marked), else fine. Abbey Scenery 396; Tooley 389; Adams, London Illustrated, 132 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Herinneringen mijner reizen naar onderscheidene werelddeelen.Amsterdam, J.F. Schleijer, 1836. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a lithographed title-page repeated for volume 2 with the volume number added, each volume with a different lithographed view as frontispiece, further with 4 lithographed illustration plates (2 hand-coloured, including 1 folding). 20th-century half parchment with gold spine title, marbled sides.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 123; Sabin 40032; Tiele, Bibl. 271; cf. Hünersdorff, Coffee, pp. 352-253. First and only edition of an account of voyages to the coasts of Africa and the West Indies (1819-1821), and the Mediterranean and Constantinople (1825), written by Captain G. van Lennep Coster, commander of the brig Valk in the Dutch royal navy. The first volume gives his account of his voyage to the coasts of Western Africa, the Cape of Good Hope and the West Indies. Stops were made at Sierra Leone, Delmina, and the Cape of Good Hope. The company also touched base at Paramaribo (Surinam), sailed up the Suriname river, and visited the coffee, sugar and cotton plantations. They proceeded to the West Indies, Curaçao and Bonaire.'' The account includes interesting details on the cultivation of coffee and trade in Surinam, Bonaire, Venezuela and Haiti'' (Hünersdorff). The second volume gives Van Lennep's account of his journeys to the Mediterranean and includes visits to Gibraltar, Port Mahon, Marseille and Turkey, this last including Smirna, the Dardanelles, Constantinople (with an extensive description of the daily life there and the palace of the sultan) and Pera. On his way back he visited Malta and gives a description of the island and its capital, Valletta.Trimmed, just shaving or touching 1 frontispiece, 2 other uncoloured plates (with no significant loss) and the date on one title-page, but otherwise in good condition.

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        Voyages du Prince Persan Aboul Taleb Kahn, en Asie, Afrique, en Europe.

      Dupont-Janet-Delaumy-Gide et Pélicier 1819 - Paris, Dupont - Janet - Delaumy - Gide et Pélicier, 1819. In 8 de 448pp., reliure en demi chagrin rouge postérieure, dos à 5 nerfs soulignés de filets dorés, fer (petit écusson doré) au centre du dos, titre doré, ex-libris manuscrit du traducteur Charles Malo au dos d'une page de garde, agréable et bon exemplaire. Récit de voyage d'un prince persan musulman. Le texte contient des anecdotes piquantes et des observations judicieuses sur les peuples visités par l'auteur: Calcutta, l'Afrique du sud, le Cap de bonne Espérance, Dublin, Londres, l'Angleterre où Abou Taleb Khan est reçu par le Roi Georges III, Paris, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Malte, Constantinople et la Turquie, Bagdad et l'Irak actuel, Bassorah, le Golf Persique, la mer d'Oman, Bombay, le Bengale, Calcutta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres choisies. Histoire des Révolutions de la république romaine (3vls.), Histoire des révolutions de Suède (1 vl.), Histoire des révolutions de Portugal (1 vl.), Histoire de l'ordre des chavaliers de Malte (7 vls.) -

      Chez Louis Janet 1819 -, Paris - 12 volumes In-4 Reliure d'époque demi-papier rouge. Intérieur propre avec infimes mouillures claires. Bel ensemble. Ensemble complet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Gartenfreund, oder vollständiger, auf Theorie und Erfahrung gegründeter Unterricht über die Behandlung des Bodens und Erziehung der Gewächse in Küchen-, Obst- und Blumengarten in Verbindung mit dem Zimmer- und Fenstergarten. Nebst einem Anhange über den Hopfenbau.

      Wien, im Verlage der F. Härter'schen Buchhandlung, 1819. 8vo. pp. (2), 544, with charming engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf, spine with 3 gilt lettered labels. Stafleu & Cowan VII, page 462, give an extensive list of the various editions of this important and popular gardening book. The first edition was published in Berlin 1818, the present edition is not listed but is likely the first Austrian edition. Johann Wredow (1773-1823) was a German clergyman, teacher and botanist. The beautiful engraved frontispiece shows a garden with many flowering plants, children playing in the foreground.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Spontini").

      [Paris], 5. IV. 1819.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse.. An den Violinisten und künstlerischen Direktor der Pariser Oper Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis (1769-1819) über kommende Konzerte und die Reservierung des Theatre Italien für die von ihm geleiteten "concerts spirituels". - Mit kleineren Randläsuren und (auf Bl. 2) -ausrissen am unteren Blattrand; auf der Recto-Seite von Bl. 2 zwei alt montierte Ausschnitte aus einem englischen Journal mit einem Nachruf auf den am 24. Januar 1851 verstorbenen Komponisten.

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        Iceland; or the Journal of a Residence in That Island During the Years 1814 and 1815 Etc

      Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh 1819 - Brown pebbled original cloth with paper label to rebacked cloth spine. Folding map and 15 full page engravings. The second edition. Some sporadic foxing but generally clean interiors. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Adventures of Gil Blas de Santillane (3 volumes)

      London: Thomas McLean, Juhn Bumpus; W. H. Reid; John Brumby; and Priestley and Weale, 1819. First edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. 8vo. Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding. With 15 hand-colored aquatint plates. Triple fillet border on covers, floral tooling and morocco lettering pieces on spines, Volume 1 and 3 spines slightly worn at top. With varying offsetting from some plates onto facing pages, scattered foxing on text leaves. Bookplates of Edward Laurence Doheny and Carrie Estelle Doheny. A beautiful set.

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        Plantes de la France, décrites et peintes d'après nature.

      - Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1819-22. 10 volumes. Royal-8vo (257 x 200mm). With 10 lithographed portraits of botanists and 1000 fine stipple engraved plates printed in colours. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spines, with gilt lettering. A uniformly bound copy of this profusely illustrated flora of France. It is rare to find the work complete in 10 volumes, mostly the first 4 are found and not the continuation. The first 4 volumes are here, as is often the case, in the second issue of 1822. "It is not until the beginning of the nineteenth century that precise scientific drawing commences to characterize French flower plates but with the transition the French artists such as Jaume St. Hilaire, Bessa, Turpin and Redouté rose almost immediately to world pre-eminence. These names are collector's high points" (Dunthorne p. 4). Blunt considers Jaume Saint-Hilaire a distinguised botanist and praises his 'Plantes de France' with its 1000 pleasant little stipple plates. Jaume Saint-Hilaire studied flower painting under van Spaendonck in Paris.Nissen BBI, 989; Great Flower Books p. 61; Dunthorne 211. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Correspondance inédite officielle et confidentielle.

      Panckoucke, 1819-20, Paris, - Sette volumi in 8°, pagg. (2), 518; (2), 568; (2), 539; (2), 534; (2), 511; (2), 507; (2), 467, legatura mezza pelle coeva con fregi e titoli oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati. "Avec les cours étrangères, les princes, les ministres et les généraux français et étrangers, en Italie, en Allemagne et en Egypte". 1° e 2° voll: Italie - 3° e 4° voll: Venise - 5° e 6° voll: Egypte. Prima pubblicazione dellepistolario di Napoleone in cui sono raccolte anche le lettere ricevute da: Poussielgue, Andréossy, Dugua, Desgenettes, etc. Marginali riparazioni ad alcune pagine e qualche fioritura. Nel complesso volumi ottimi. Opera che difficilmente si trova completa. Errore di datazione al frontespizio del 1° volume (non è 1809, ma 1819). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Repertorium bibliographicum; or some account of the most celebrated British Libraries.

      London: William Clarke. 1819 - 12 engraved plates, including figures in the Bodleian Library, plates stained and foxed. Signed with the initials in ink. Bookplates of Finlay Cook, San Francisco; James Foster Wadmore, 1863; A. Fenwyke. 8 vo. Half morocco; front cover mainly detached. Rubber stamp on title page. Lowndes, I, 474. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Personal Calling Cards owned by patriots John Adams, De Witt Clinton, and Lajos Kossuth

      The principal use of a visiting or personal calling card is to be left as evidence of one personâ??s presence at the residence of another. It was also used as a way of introduction when presented to a servant upon entering.John Adams. Engraved â??Mr. John Adams.â? in center, measures 2.75â? x 1.25â?. Portions soiled with small pieces missing at perimeter. Engraved name is clear. Mounted on card of same size.De Witt Clinton. Engraved â??De Witt Clintonâ? in center, measures 3.25â? x 2â?. Soiling mostly at perimeter. Mounted on card of same size.Lajos Kossuth. â??Kossuthâ? in center, measures 3.25â? x 2â?. At lower right edge: â??p.p.c.â? Some soiling at perimeter. Mounted on card of same size. The initials â??p. p. c.â? in the lower right corner stood for â??pour prendre congeâ? (to take leave) and would be left at the door or presented to a servant. It meant that the person whose name is on the card is leaving the town, city, or in Kossuthâ??s case, possibly, the country. It was a

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        Driving Elephants Into A Keddah./Des Elephants, Conduits Dans Un Keddah.

      Thomas McLean, London 1819 - Aquatint engraving with original hand color. From Williamson's Oriental Field Sports: Being a Complete, Detailed, and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East. No. VIII. Drawing by Samuel Howett, after Williamson, Edward Orme, excudit., H. Merke, sculpt. Sheet size: 18 x 23 1/4". Inventory#: p515pmat.

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        Arundel Castle] To His Grace The Duke of Norfolk This View of Arundel Castle (taken from the Mill on the Brighton Road) Is with permission most respectfully Dedicated by His Graces very obedient Servant William Scott

      Published by William Scott, Brighton & Colnaghi & Co, London 1819 - Colour-printed aquatint on fine wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, mild mat burn, and a small brown spot in the bottom margin. A picturesque view of the stately family seat of the Duke of Norfolk. Situated on the River Arun in West Sussex and surrounded by lush parkland, Arundel Castle has been the ancestral home of the Dukes of Norfolk and Earls of Arundel for centuries. It was built by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel, in the eleventh century and was later appropriated in 1102 by King Henry I, who gave the castle and its surrounding lands to his second wife, Alice de Louvain. Arundel passed matrilineally through the d'Albini and Fitzlan families in the thirteenth century to the powerful Howard family in the 15th century, in whose possession it has remained virtually uninterrupted to the current day. After weathering besiegement by Cromwell's troop during the Civil War (1642-51), the castle and dukedom of Norfolk were permanently restored to the Earls of Arundel by Charles II. Parts of the castle were repaired in the eighteenth century, and more extensive restorations were made during the 1800s by Harry, the 15th Duke of Norfolk.

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        Political Essays with Sketches of Public Characters,

      William Hone, London 1819 - First edition. Original paper covered boards and paper spine with paste-on label. Nicely done repairs to corners of boards. Spine shows usual signs of wear and soil but in essentially fine condition for a book bound in original boards. Protected in a custom cloth clamshell case, somewhat worn at edges. Doheny copy, with the oval leather Doheny bookplate on the front paste-down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Osservazioni Microscopiche sul Cervello, e sue parti adjacenti.

      . Secunda Edizione, con aggiunte. - Napoli, Dai Torchi di Saverio Giordano, 1819, kl.8°, ( 3 fl.), 71 pp., 1 gefalt. Kupferstichtafel, feiner Halbleinenband, mit Rückenveroldung und Rückenschild.. Zweite erweiterte Ausgabe eines Frühwerkes zur mikroskopischen Anatomie des Gehirns und seiner Anhänge. Der 1. Teil ist der mikroskopischen Technik gewidmet. Im 2. Teil folgen die Untersuchungen der einzelnen Teile des Gehirns, etc. - Second enlarged Edition, one of the earliest monographs on the histology of the nervous system and brain. - Anton Barba (1751-1827) a native of Avella near Neaples was a pupil of P. Della Torre who published in 1776 one of the earliest treatise on microscopic examination of tissue. - cf. Classical works in neurology (McHenry-Garrison) p.473. Wellcome II, 96; Not in Waller, Cushing, Osler, etc.

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        No. 153 Pagode de Cellembrom (Indian Temple)

      - India School No. 153 Pagode de Chellembrom From a series of Indian watercolors, captioned in France, to be sold to the French and English market. India, 1819-1828 Watercolor on paper Sheet size: 12” x 19”

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        Yn Vible Casherick, Ny Yn Chenn Chonaant As Yn Conaant Hoa : Veih Ny Chied Gnlaraghyn / Dy Kiaralagh Chyndait Ayns Gailck: Ta Shen Dy Ghra, Chengey Ny Mayrey Ellen Vannin. Pointit Dy Ve Ilhaiht Ayns Kialteenyn

      London : Printed By George Eyre And Andrew Strahan, Printers To The King's Most Excellent Majesty, For The British And Foreign Bible Society 1819 - Language: Manx. Associate reference; Darlow & Moule, 6639 and ESTC T106384. The complete Manx Bible, issued in one quarto volume for the use of the clergy. Finely bound in modern [period sympathetic] aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and cross bands. Internally, uncommonly good with only very minor scattered foxing - scans on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Appeal from the Judgments of Great Britain Respecting the United States of America [ Part 1 - all Published] - Containing an Historical Outline of Their Meritsand Wrongs As Colonies and Strictures Upon the Calumnies of the British Writers

      Philadelphia; Mitchell, Ames & Wright 1819 - Subjects: Slavery --United States. Public opinion --Great Britain. United States --History --Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked label. An uncommonly good example; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 512 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Exposition Of Some Of The Transactions, That Have Taken Place At St. Helena, Since The Appointment Of Sir Hudson Lowe As Governor Of That Island.

      London: Printed For James Ridgway, 1819. - 8vo. pp. xviii, 215, [1]ads. with half-title. later half chagrin, t.e.g. (scattered foxing). Second Edition. Partly written in response to an anonymous pamphlet entitled Facts Illustrative Of The Treatment Of Napoleon Bonaparte which had attempted to vindicate the actions of Governor Lowe in relation to allegations against him made by O’Meara. O’Meara had refused to pass information to Lowe regarding Napoleon, whom he attended as physician at St. Helena. Lowe insisted that O’Meara be dismissed from his post, and this was effected when independent evidence of O’Meara’s intrigues reached Lord Bathurst. When O’Meara sent a letter to the Admiralty instinuating that Napoleon’s life was not safe in Lowe’s hands, his name was stricken from the list of naval surgeons.

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        Travels in Nubia

      John Murray. 1819 - Travels in Nubia by the late John Lewis Burckhardt. Published by the associarion for promoting the discovery of the interior parts of Africa. Quarto, half title, title, 2, xcxii, 541pp. Portrait frontispiece, three maps, two folding, light foxing to maps. half calf,marbled boards, later matching reback. Fine handsome copy.1819 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States in the years 1813-14 and 15."

      New York: Kirk and Mercein; London: John Miller. 1819. "First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, [2], 431, [1], xlvii; engraved frontis portrait and 4 engraved plates (3 with contemporary hand-coloring and 1 folding); contemporary full sheep, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; spine scuffed and with a small chip out at the top, minor foxing; all else good and sound, with the full compliment of plates in an unusual colored state. Early ownership signature of ""Richard L. Schieffelin, New York, 1819."" Noah (1785-1851) was a lawyer, playwright, and journalist. He was born in Philadelphia of Portuguese-Jewish ancestry. ""In 1813 [he] was appointed consul to Tunis, with a special mission to Algers. He was instructed to negotiate for the release of some Americans held as prisoners by the Algerine pirates. On May 23, 1813, he sailed from Charleston, but his vessel being captured by the British, he was taken to England and detained two months. In October he arrived in Cadiz, where he contracted with Richard R. Keene, an American who had become a Spanish subject, to affect the release of the twelve Americans ... After being detained in France and Spain for more than a year, Noah finally arrived in Tunis. On July 30, 1815, he received a letter from James Monroe, secretary of state, revoking his commission and hinting at irregularities in his accounts. Monroe's treatment of Noah was never satisfactorily explained, though his association with Keene, who had been accused of treason, was doubtless detrimental ... In January 1817, however, Noah received a letter from the Department o State which vindicated his conduct and returned several thousand dollars due him in the enterprise which resulted in the release of the American captives"" (DAB). Rosenbach 205; American Travellers Abroad, N17."

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        Consideration sur L¿Amerique Espagnole 28 Janvier 1819.¿

      - Folio, 15 page manuscript, stitched with red thread, inscribed in ink in very good, very clean, and legible condition. Unpublished manuscript diplomatic memorandum, unsigned, but known to be written by, the Consul of France at Madrid, Durand de St. Andre, (who served in that post from 1819-1823),which reports on the general situation and with a bold and dramatic outline of a plan to rescue the Americas for Spain. The text, written in French, and here loosely translated, in part, begins: ¿What are the best means to not only improve the pacification of South America, but also to ensure the most solid basis and prevent the incendiary events and misfortunes of this part of the New World by assiduous study of the affairs of Spanish America.¿ The manuscript, at length, continues: ¿The Americas conquered by the Spanish were considered as an integral part of the monarchy rather than a colony ¿ Trade from the Americas was exclusively reserved for Spain ¿ the possession of the greater part of America had no influence on fabricators, commerce and agriculture and if the colonies paid large sums of cash into the coffers of the King, they were almost entirely absorbed by expenditures for the navy ¿ The crown of Spain should seek to retain its crown jewel ¿ the proper character of the movement which broke out during the same epoch is the strong desire to throw off the yoke of Bonaparte ¿ The captive king ¿ The Central Junta based in Spain tried in vain to recognize its superiority in Caracas, Santa Fe, Buenos Ayres ¿ the Cortes de Cadiz¿ Equal rights between Americans and Spaniards proclaimed¿ The Americas were declared part of the Spanish Crown ¿ The uprising in Mexico was appeased by force of arms¿ Ferdinand VII ¿ restored the system of laws of the Indies¿¿ Saint André then discusses the insurrection in Caracas and Buenos Aires: ¿A large expedition under command of General Murillo appears on the coast of Venezuela and New Granada¿ to achieve submission¿ then fails [Isle de Marguerite]¿ Chile has declared its independence and joined its troops to those of Buenos Aires and have achieved brilliant success against the Royal Army ¿ and menaces Peru. A large expedition prepares for Cadiz with eighteen thousand troops for the landing ¿ [invasion] it will be ready in eight months¿¿ Durand de Saint André advocates conciliation along with specific plans: ¿To declare the Americas an independent state under the sovereignty of the King of Spain equal rights and responsibilities ¿ independence and freedom of commerce¿ A special minister resident at the court to direct the affairs of the Americas¿ King will have a court and an American military presence¿ The pacified Americas would be divided into three zones with ports on the Atlantic 1. New Spain with the Kingdom of Guatemala and the island of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, and the Floridas. 2. Province of Venezuela and the Kingdom of New Granada 3. Peru, Chile and Rio de la Plata. Create an American confederation and deliver a naval war against the insurgent pirates with two squadrons ¿ one in Havana, the other at Cartagena to protect navigation in the Gulf of Mexico and those of Antilles. If Montevideo returned under the power of Spain, it will dominate the Rio de la Plata. The establishment of stations in Callao de Lima, Guayaquil, Acapulco, and San Blas would clean the South Seas of Corsairs as far as Cape Horn ¿¿ A fascinating and fabulous report, which raises questions, unanswered in the report, as to what exactly the role of France would be in implementing the plan, and, what France expected to gain. Obviously, none of this plan was ever implemented, for from 1819-1825, under th

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        Traité de la seconde dentition, et méthode naturelle de la diriger; suivis d"un aperçu de séméiotique buccale.

      Paris: L"auteur, Méquignon-Marvis, Gabon, 1819 - Première édition, in-8; [vi], xvi, 311p., 22 planches hors-texte, chacune précédée d"un feuillet explicatif non chiffré, [3p. table, errata]. Reliure d"époque en demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs, plats et gardes marbrés. Pâle mouillure marginale sans gravité sur les 12 premiers feuillets, une planche rognée un peu court, mais un très bon exemplaire. Chirurgien-dentiste à la cour de Louis XVIII, Labarre fut l"un des premiers à fabriquer des dents minérales, qu"il exposa en séance publique en juillet 1819. Il fut également l"un des premieres promoteurs de l"hygiène buccale: "on doit faire en sorte de prévenir l"accumulation de cette crasse nuisible et dégoûtante? nous ne devons pas craindre d"être accusés de coquetterie en entretenant tous nos organes dans leur état de santé naturel". Excellentes gravures, comportant 52 figures.

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        Della istoria d Italia antica e moderna del Cav. Luigi Bossi. Con carte geografiche incise in rame

      Milano, Giegler - Bianchi Stampatori 1819 - 1823 - form. 20,5X13,5. Volumi 19. Rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle e piatti marmorizzati pp. 10.000 circa. 95 tavole fuori testo con incisioni in rame. Con ritratti, carte geografiche, medaglie. Opera completa in perfette condizioni tranne 3 volumi con leggera macchia costante al bordo inferiore come si puo vedere dall immagine allegata. E percio proposto a condizioni molto convenienti. Prima Edizione. RARA Cat. Quarantasette/57 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Della Istoria d Italia antica e moderna. Con carte georafiche e tavole incise in rame. 19 volumes complete. First Edition.

      G.P. Giegler et G.B. Bianchie, Milano 1819 - Ed. 1819-1923. 19 volumes complete. Publishers half-linen-binding, goldprint on the spine, black board, violet spine, 10x14, all volumes about 10 000 pages, 95 maps. Interior all volumes are very clean and in a very good condition, also the maps. Some volumes are few scuffed on the board or on the spine. Good/very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Organon der Heilkunst.

      - Zweite Auflage. - Dresden, in der Arnoldschen Buchhandlung, 1819, 8°, 374, (2) pp., Halbledereinband der Zeit. Zweite Auflage, sehr seltene erste Abdruck!*) - - "Bei der zweiten Auflage 1819 ging dann Hahnemann - rein äußerlich betrachtet - schon auf der Titelseite einen Schritt weiter; er nannte sein Werk schlankweg "Organon der Heilkunst". Damit wollte er zum Ausdruck bringen, daß er keine andere Heilkunde anerkenne, als die seinige, und daß nur sie die einzige und wahre Kunst sei." - - "Auch das Motto änderst er. De ersten Auflage hatte er das Gellertsche Wort mit auf den Weg gegeben: "Die Wahrheit, die wir alle nötig haben, die uns als Menschen glücklich macht, ward von der weissen Hand, die sie uns zugedacht , nur leicht verdeckt, nicht tief vergraben." - - "Bei der zweiten Auflage aber setzte er die Worte "Aude sapere" - "wage, zu Wissen" oder wie Hahnemann es kurz und treffend einmal selbst verdeutsch hat: "Habe das Herz, Einsicht zu haben" - auf die Titelseite. Damit wollte er seine Fachgenossen aufrütteln und ihnen zurufen: "Fasset nur erst den herzhaften Entschluß, gewinnt's über euch und bebet nicht vor den Schwierigkeiten zurück." Richard Haehl. Organon, (6. Auflage), Einleitung - - *) Auf dem Titelblatt: "Nachricht für den Käufer: Der Haupttiel auf Velinpapier, mit dem Bildniß des Herrn Verfassers, wird zu Michaeli d. J. unentgeldlich nachgeliefert." Arnoldische Buchhandlung. - - Schmidt No. 4 (diese Variante unbekannt; siehe Interimstitelabbildung p.45) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS - An Hufeland gerichteter eigenhändiger Brief des Kronprinzen und späteren Königs Christian VIII. von Dänemark (1786-1848).

      - Kassel 4.XI.1819. 2 Seiten 4°. Leicht gebräunt, kleine Einrisse mit säurefreiem Transparentpapier sauber hinterlegt. Der dänische Kronprinz bittet Hufeland um Rat, wo er mit seiner kränkelnden Frau Karoline geb. Prinzessin Karoline von Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg den Winter verbringen solle. - - "Hr. Statsrath Hufeland! Ich kann nicht unterlassen auch von hier aus, so wie meine Frau es schon aus Frankfurt gethan haben wird, unsre Verlegenheit zu erwähnen keine Bestimmung wegen den Winteraufenthalt oder einer etwaigen Rejse fassen zu können bis wir die Antwort des Hr. Statsraths erhalten haben. Wir wissen dass Ihre Abwesenheit diese verspäthet hat, aber es ist uns von großer Wichtigkeit keine Zeit zu verlieren da der Winter herannaht und einer jeden Rejse beschwerlich macht, besonders wenn Sie den Winter Aufenthalt in ein milderes Clima nicht nöthig hielten und wir uns gegen Norden wenden sollten. Nachdem was meine Frau Ihnen aber geschrieben haben wird trage ich beynahe keinen Zwejfel daß Sie einen Winter Aufenthalt in ein gemässigteres Clima als für die Gesundheit meiner Frau am zuträglichsten anrathen, besonders da Sie viel Zutrauen darinn setzt und es auch von Copenhagen gewilfahret ist auf den Fall daß es als nothwendig gerathen wird. Den Ort des Aufenthalts wird demnach seyn, und ich vermuthe das Florenz oder Neapel nicht als unzweckmässig angesehen werden wird - fals wir auch mit dem südlichen Frankreich anfangen sollten. - - Ich wollte übrigens wünschen daß Sie meine Frau sähen; die Cur in Ems hat Ihr auffallend wohl gethan und Sie hat ein sehr blühendes Ansehn, nur Zutrauen an die Gesundheit fehlt und rejtzbare Nerven bringen oft eine gar zu melancolische Stimmung hervor - die nur durch Zerstreuhung überwunden werden kann. - - Meine Bitte ist dass Sie meiner Frau unverzüglich Ihre Ansicht eröfnen mögen, der Brief wird Ihr in Frankfurt am Mayn antreffen. - - Meine Gesundheit läst Gottlob nichts zu wünschen übrig. - - Von Ihre Famille Hr. Staatsrath, wünsche ich erinnert zu seyn indem ich mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung verbleibe Ihr - - freundwilligster - - Christian Frederik - Prinz v Dännemark" - - - Der für die Naturwissenschaften ebenso wie für die Künste begeisterte Prinz besuchte in Kassel seine Schwester Charlotte, die mit dem Landgrafen Wilhelm von Hessen-Kassel verheiratet war. 1839 folgte er als Christian VIII. seinem Vetter Friedrich VI. auf dem dänischen Thron, mit Prinzessin Karoline war er seit 1815 in zweiter Ehe verheiratet. - - Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (1762-1836), einer der angesehensten Ärzte seiner Zeit - wie auch dieser Brief belegt -, war seit 1809 Professor für spezielle Pathologie und Therapie an der neugegründeten Friedrich Wilhelms-Universität in Berlin und seit 1810 Staatsrat in der Medizinalsektion.

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        "Costumes des environs du Lac de Neuchatel" originale, handkolorierte Radierung ca. 20,5x15,5cm; montiert auf grauem Karton (29x23,5cm) mit vorgedruckter Rahmung und motierter Titelei in französischer Sprache; Birmann & Huber Basel 1819

      . Das dekorative Blatt aus der seltenen Reihe: Collection de Costumes Suisses des XXII Cantons..

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        Vue du grand Bend, dans la forêt de Belgrade]

      P. Didot l'ainé, Paris 1819 - Etching with engraving by the Pillement sons and Née after Melling with later professional hand-coluring. Proof before title. Very good condition. A fine view of an aqueduct in the Belgrade Forest of Constantinople, from Melling's grand work 'Voyage Pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore'. Born in Lorraine in 1763, Antoine Ignace Melling, artist and voyager, was trained in architecture and painting. At the age of 19, he went to Constantinople as part of the Russian Ambassador's retinue. After successfully completing several commissions for Hatice Sultan, the sister of Selim III, which included the renovation of her palace at Ortakeï, Melling was employed as the Sultan's architect in 1795. His position as royal architect gave him a privileged opportunity to observe the Ottoman court, and during his eighteen years there, he made many detailed drawings of the sultan's palaces, Ottoman society, and Constantinople and its environs. Within a year of returning to Paris in 1803, Melling published a prospectus for the 'Voyage pittoresque', the first thirteen livraisons of which were published in 1809. He completed the engravings for this work in 1819. Cf. Atabey 798; cf. Blackmer 1105; cf. Brunet III, 1591; cf. Lipperheide 1431. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary States in the years 1813-14 and 15.

      Kirk and Mercein; London: John Miller, New York 1819 - First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, [2], 431, [1], xlvii; engraved frontis portrait and 4 engraved plates (3 with contemporary hand-coloring and 1 folding); contemporary full sheep, red morocco label on gilt-paneled spine; spine scuffed and with a small chip out at the top, minor foxing; all else good and sound, with the full compliment of plates in an unusual colored state. Early ownership signature of "Richard L. Schieffelin, New York, 1819." Noah (1785-1851) was a lawyer, playwright, and journalist. He was born in Philadelphia of Portuguese-Jewish ancestry. "In 1813 [he] was appointed consul to Tunis, with a special mission to Algers. He was instructed to negotiate for the release of some Americans held as prisoners by the Algerine pirates. On May 23, 1813, he sailed from Charleston, but his vessel being captured by the British, he was taken to England and detained two months. In October he arrived in Cadiz, where he contracted with Richard R. Keene, an American who had become a Spanish subject, to affect the release of the twelve Americans . After being detained in France and Spain for more than a year, Noah finally arrived in Tunis. On July 30, 1815, he received a letter from James Monroe, secretary of state, revoking his commission and hinting at irregularities in his accounts. Monroe's treatment of Noah was never satisfactorily explained, though his association with Keene, who had been accused of treason, was doubtless detrimental . In January 1817, however, Noah received a letter from the Department o State which vindicated his conduct and returned several thousand dollars due him in the enterprise which resulted in the release of the American captives" (DAB). Rosenbach 205; American Travellers Abroad, N17. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GROUPS OF FLOWERS [GROUPS OF FRUIT . . . SIX BIRDS] DRAWN AND ACCURATELY COLOURED AFTER NATURE, WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE YOUNG ARTIST

      London: Published by Thomas McLean, 1819. Second Edition n. Hardcover. With Pleasing Hand-Colored Plates and in Remarkable Condition. 368 x 273 mm (14 1/2 x 10 3/4"). [26] leaves of text, including 3 pp. ads. Three parts in one volume. Second Edition. SPLENDID CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY TOOLED IN GILT AND BLIND, covers with concentric filigree frames in alternating gilt and blind tooling, raised bands, spine panels intricately gilt with two large lozenges formed by rectangular and triangular tools surrounded by curling botanical ornaments, turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt. In an excellent recent matching morocco-lipped slipcase. With 36 very appealing illustrations, being 18 engravings (six flowers, six fruits, six birds), each in two states (monochrome and fully hand colored). Dunthorne 53-55; Sitwell "Fine Bird Books," p. 82. Text leaves with faint mottled foxing and minor browning and off-setting, just a few plates with negligible faint spots or smudges, otherwise A WONDERFUL COPY, THE ORIGINAL SPARKLING BINDING IN AN AMAZING STATE OF PRESERVATION. This is a sumptuously bound copy of three manuals intended to teach the art of drawing to young persons, written by the accomplished botanical painter who produced the renowned "Pomona Britannia." In an earlier career, Brookshaw (ca. 1751-1823) was a successful London cabinet-maker whose painted Neoclassical furniture attracted such titled enthusiasts as the Duke of Devonshire and the Prince of Wales, but he suddenly abandoned this livelihood in the 1790s. Art historian Lucy Wood speculates that the sudden change was prompted by involvement in a financial or sexual scandal, as he also parted company with his (wealthy) wife around this time. He spent a decade living under the name "G. Brown," teaching flower painting to refined young ladies before producing his first manual, "A New Treatise of Flower Painting," which was finally issued under his real name in 1816. The three guides that make up the present volume were intended as a supplement to that work, and they expand the subjects covered to fruit and birds. In the preface to this work, Brookshaw observes that flower painting is a "peculiarly appropriate" accomplishment that may be obtained "without the expense of a Master, a few elementary instructions, and good copies being sufficient." The plates here are more highly finished than the examples in his original "Treatise," in order to "lead the young artist onward in a progressive line of improvement." Fruits and birds are added to offer a new challenge for the pupil, and Brookshaw notes that while avian subjects lack the variety of botanical ones, they compensate with "the inifinite number of attitudes they assume." Our elaborate and immaculately preserved binding is testament that our volume was never used as a drawing manual, but was more likely enjoyed for its own merits as an attractive object.

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        ROSALIND AND HELEN, A MODERN ECLOGUE; WITH OTHER POEMS

      London: C. and J. Ollier, 1819. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. 229 x 146 mm (9 x 5 3/4"). vii, [i], 92 pp. FIRST EDITION. ELEGANT DARK BLUE-GRAY CRUSHED MOROCCO, RICHLY GILT, BY ZAEHNSDORF (stamp-signed in gilt on front doublure, and with the firm's special stamped oval on the rear free endleaf), covers with a frame of 12 parallel gilt rules, these interweaving in a complex knot design at corners, graceful sprays of leafy branches emanating from the inner and outer corners; raised bands, spine compartments with either an olive branch or a gilt strapwork centerpiece, turn-ins with five parallel gilt fillets, LOVELY IVORY MOROCCO DOUBLURES featuring elaborate whorls of gilt vines bearing azured gilt foliage with inlays of blue-gray morocco, matching blue morocco endleaves, all edges gilt. Verso of front free endleaf with engraved bookplate of Roderick Terry (see below). Granniss 49; Tinker 1897; Ashley Library V, 68. Mild spotting to final text leaf, otherwise only the most trivial imperfections: A VERY FINE COPY, the text with no signs of use, and the animated decorative binding lustrous and unworn. This is an extremely desirable combination of a first edition from a major Romantic poet, a wonderful binding by a renowned English bindery, and a distinguished provenance. Written after Shelley had left England for good and with a preface dated at Naples, December 20, 1818, "Rosalind and Helen" tells the story of two lovers--apparently based on Percy and Mary Shelley--whose love is sacred and justified, though unconsecrated by marriage. One of the "Other Poems" included here is the well-known "Ozymandias," a sonnet exploring the impermanence of grandeur (a piece apparently inspired by the British Museum's acquisition of a massive Egyptian statue of Ramesses II). Even for Zaehnsdorf work, the binding here is an exceptional showpiece, as it contrasts three elegant styles--the tensely interlaced cover frames, the graceful leafy sprays that serve as flanking accompaniment, and the lively and fanciful doublures that represent leaves and buds, but look and feel more like butterflies. Roderick Terry (1849-1933) was an American bibliophile of the first rank who chose beautiful and substantial items with considered discrimination. He collected works in various fields, but his library was especially strong in English literature: he owned the four Folios, along with many important Byron, Lamb, Spenser, and Milton volumes. His library was also strong in Americana, including among its holdings a complete set of autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Dickinson characterizes him as "a connoisseur in the grand old tradition of the 19th century. His library reflected his eclectic tastes and [his] cultivated good judgment.".

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        A classical and topographical tour through Greece, during the yeaers 1801, 1805, and 1806.

      London, Rodwell and Martin, 1819.. 2 vol. 27,3x21 cm. XII S., 1 Bl., X, 587 S.; VII, 537 S. Mit 1 gefalt. Karte und 66 (6 doppelblattgr. und 2 handkolor.) Kupfertafeln und 48 Holzschnitten im Text. HLdr.-Bde. der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung.. Erste Ausgabe. - Der aus Dublin stammende Reiseschriftsteller und Altertumsforscher Edward Dodwell (1767-1832) bereiste nach seiner Ausbildung am Trinity College in Cambrigde 1801 in Begleitung des schottischen Architekten und Zeichners Sir William Gell die Ionischen Inseln und Troas. 1805, formell Kriegsgefangener der Franzosen, erhielt er eine Reisegenehmigung und besuchte, in Begleitung der italienischen Künstlerin Simone Pomardi, das griechische Festland und die Ionischen Inseln. Seine Berichte beschreiben sowohl das klassische als auch das moderne Griechenland. - (Die Karte gebräunt und im Falz eingerissen. Die meisten Tafeln gebräunt, einige fleckig. 2 Bl. mit kleinen Randeinrissen. Text grösstenteils sauber).

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        Collection complète des mémoires relatifs à l'histoire de France. I: Depuis le règne de Philippe-Auguste, jusqu'au commencement du XVIIIe siècle (1ère Série - 52 Tomes) II: Depuis l'avènement de Henry IV jusqu'à la paix de Paris(2e Série - 79 volumes)

      Foucault, Libraire., Paris 1819 - 1819-1827. 2 séries reliées en 131 volumes, in-8. Dos lisse ornés. Reliure très solide, certaines ont été restaurées. Très légères rousseurs éparses. La première série comprend 52 tomes. La deuxième série comprend 78 tomes en 79 volumes. Reliure uniforme, très bel exemplaire. Pour la collation complète, une description plus détaillée ou pour obtenir des photos, n'hésitez pas à le demander. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Author of The Sylva. In two volumes

      London - Henry Colburn 1819 - A rich wealth of information about the goings-on of the seventeenth century, from the perspective of a gardener and diarist. Second Edition. The whole now published from the first MSS. 'Comprising his diary, from the year 1641 to 1705-6, and a selection of his familiar letters. To which is subjoined, the private correspondence between King Charles I. and his secretary of state, Sir Edward Nicholas, whilst His Majesty was in Scotland, 1641, and at other times during the Civil War; also between Sir Edward Hyde, afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, ambassador to the court of France, in the time of Kind Charles I. and the usurpation'. With frontispieces to both volumes, one portrait of John Evelyn and one of his wife Mary, and ten further plates collated complete. Including a double page spread pedigree chart of the Evelyn family, two engravings showing interior and exterior of 'Wotton Church, Surry', engraving depicting a view of the burial place of the Evelyn family, double page spread engraving of Wotton in Surry, the seat of John Evelyn, an engraved portrait of Meliora Retinete, double page spread map of Deptford, 1623 from an original pen and ink sketch by John Evelyn, a sketch of John Evelyn's house, portrait of Sir Edward Nicholas, secretary of King Charles I and II, and a portrait of Sir Richard Browne, ambassador for King Charles I and II to the court of France. Complete in two volumes. John Evelyn (31 October 1620 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (he witnessed the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally very good, just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and intermittently clean, some instances of light foxing, usually marginal, heavier to titles and frontispieces. The odd dust mark. Title page of volume I has been rebacked. Large closed tear to page 309 of volume II. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes-ovipares (tome 1). Histoire naturelle des poissons (tomes 2 à 5).

      RAPET 1819 - Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes-ovipares (tome 1). Histoire naturelle des poissons (tomes 2 à 5). - Suite et complément des oeuvres de Buffon.‎ Paris, Rapet, 1819, 5 volumes, in-8, reliés veau glacé. Seconde édition. Tome1 :620 pages et portrait de Lacepède en frontispice et 22 planches de tortues, batraciens, lézards et serpents ; tome 2 :561 pages et 24 planches (poissons) ; tome 3 : 527 pages et 24 planches (poissons) ; tome 4 : 585 pages et 22 planches (poissons) ; tome 5 :588 pages et 23 planches (poissons et cétacés). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Groups of flowers . . with full directions for the young artist. - Groups of fruit. - Six birds

      London: Turner & Hadley for Thomas McLean, 1819 - Second edition. Folio. Three parts in one volume. 36 engraved plates, of which 18 are hand colored. Contemporary olive half morocco gilt, brown boards, morocco gilt label on front cover. Some slight offsetting, occasional light foxing and browning to text. Dunthorne 53-55; Nissen BBI 246 (note) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Klosters zum Heil. Kreutz in Donauwörth. 3 in 4 Bänden.

      Donauwörth Sebastian Sedlmayr (I/II) und Anton Krieger (III) -29 1819 - XXIV, 422 S., 1 Bl.; XIV, 617; XX S., 1 Bl., 618 S., 1 Bl.; VIII S., 1 Bl., 448 S. Mit 7 Kupfertafeln, 6 lithographischen Tafeln und gefalteter Stammtafel. 8° (19,5 x 12,5 cm). Marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und zwei farbigen Rückenschildern. Die grundlegende Geschichte von Heilig Kreuz, verfaßt vom letzten Abt des Klosters (1756-1840), komplett wie vorliegend nur schwer auffindbar. - Die Tafeln zeigen unter anderem die Überreste der Burg Mangoldstein im Jahr 1818, Burg Mangoldstein von ihrer Nordseite, "nach einer uralten Original-Zeichnung" sowie Kloster Heilig Kreuz im Jahr 1803 von seiner Mittagseite. - Etwas stockfleckig, vereinzelt auch stärker, die Titel mit handschriftlicher Numerierung im oberen Rand. Die hübschen Einbände wenig berieben, die Hinterdeckel jeweils mit Schabstelle am oberen Rand durch ein abgelöstes Etikett, vereinzelte kleine Wurmspuren, das Rückenschild mit der Bandbezeichnung zu Band 4 teils abgesplittert, Bandnummer aber noch vorhanden. Schönes Exemplar. *Lentner 7518. Pfister 3966. 1600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter to Viscount Sidmouth ... on the Transportation Laws, the State of the Hulks, and of the Colonies in New South Wales

      London: J. Ridgway, 1819. Octavo, with a folding table; a fine copy, bound without the half-title in traditional half calf. Bennet's attack on the convict system during Macquarie's administration. Scarce first edition of Bennet's scathing attack on the convict system under Governor Macquarie. This work is one of the more significant contemporary accounts of convict discipline, and is considered an essential document of the Macquarie era, not least as it prompted Macquarie's own response. Henry Bennet (1777-1836) was a British parliamentarian who began a crusade for penitentiary reform that culminated in 1816. His "efforts 'to diminish the sum of human misery' adorn the history of English criminal law. No retributory institution, prison, hulk, penal colony, or penitentiary adequately combined punishment with reformation: he and his select committees exposed them, but to little avail" (ODB). The scope of his inquiry was both broad and enlightened, and included the conflation of political prisoners with felons and the plight of insane persons. Nor surprisingly, the penal colony at New South Wales was attacked as a dumping ground. Bennet writes in his {i Letter to Viscount Sidmouth} 'to get rid of the miserable objects of legal punishment constituted the sole occupation of these administrators of our penal law; and when the grave closed on some, and the distance of half the globe prevented the cries of the others of the victims we banished from our shores from being heard in England , these artificers of death, moral and physical, were satisfied the law had taken its course…' Bennet was manipulated and sometimes misinformed by enemies of Macquarie (including the sanctimonious and vitriolic 'flogging parson' Samuel Marsden). Nonetheless, his {i Letter to Viscount Sidmouth} reflects deep contemporary concern with the problematic role of New South Wales as a place of both punishment and reform.

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